The massive grid collapse caused black-outs in Northern India 2 days in a row. My musings on how that would have affected various people.
A Somali woman’s story encourages me to reflect on what we need to learn from her. Here is Nimco, from Somaliland.
In governance, as in life, timing is everything. For all the obvious benefits of democracy, is there such a thing as a time for an authoritarian rule? Do circumstances alter cases and choices? An exploratory journey along this path..
For the last four decades the world has been hearing about droughts in Sub Saharan Africa and the food crisis. Another one is upon us and the UN has already announced a famine in Somalia. Once again failure of rain is being blamed for the situation. May be true but is it the whole truth? Don’t think so. Read on to see WHAT I think are the core causes.
As it is poised to be the newest nation in the world, South Sudan is on the cusp of destiny. Whether she grabs the opportunity to pull her people out of poverty, deprivation and conflict or fails in the effort depends on the support she gets from the international community. Only time will tell what happens.
Impressions of my first exposure to Bangladesh – the joys and excitement of it all.
My immediate reactions to the bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul in July 2008. the bombing will change life for Indians in Afghanistan.
The more time I spend in Afghanistan the more I am saddened by the futility of war and the havoc it plays in the lives of ordinary people. Afghanistan has been in war for 30 years and it still goes on.